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£1,000 raised in twin’s memory

A premature twin who lost his brother has raised just over £1,000 in his memory for the Forever Friends Appeal.

Toby Marsh, 21, was born 13 weeks early, weighing only 2lb 5oz, in Swindon as the neo-natal intensive care unit at the Royal United Hospital was full and could not accommodate twins. His brother Lee was an ounce lighter and died aged just three days old.

Toby, from Radstock, was transferred back to the RUH unit after nine days, and was looked after there for the next 13 weeks.

To support the unit he organised a concert in Bath, to raise money for equipment for the new Dyson Centre forNeonatal Care.

 

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Cycling London to Paris and then…

Supporter of The Forever Friends Appeal, Tom Herbert who is originally from Somerset is taking on the challenge of a lifetime in aid of the Dyson Centre for Neonatal Care at the RUH. On 11th April 2012 Tom will cycle from Richmond, London to Paris and after a days rest take on the epic Paris Marathon.

Tom is taking on this challenge in aid of the RUH NICU after his brother Milo was born 3 months prematurely and spent those first months being cared for in the Unit.  Although the refurbishment of these facilities is now complete the needs of a Unit like this will continue as it seeks to keep up with advances in technology and Tom would like to give something back.

To support Tom is his fundraising challenge please visit www.justgiving.com/tom-herbert0

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